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Park to hold first video Cabinet meeting

SEOUL, March 17 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye will hold her first video Cabinet meeting this week with the ministers stationed in the central administrative city of Sejong, her spokesman said Monday. Park and Seoul-based ministers will attend Tuesday's meeting from a video conference room set up at the presidential office while Prime Minister Chung Hong-won and other Cabinet members stationed in Sejong will take part in the meeting from there, presidential spokesman Min Kyung-wook said.

Sejong City ready for role as administrative hub

SEJONG, Dec. 23 (Yonhap) -- The city of Sejong in central South Korea is getting a step closer to becoming the country's administrative hub as the second phase of government office relocation from Seoul will be completed next week, officials said Monday. Sejong, some 150 kilometers south of Seoul, was officially designated in 2012 to become a so-called special autonomous city that will house a total of 16 central government ministries and offices as well as 20 subsidiary organizations that were located in or near the capital city of Seoul.

Sejong City ready for role as administrative hub

SEJONG, Dec. 23 (Yonhap) -- The city of Sejong in central South Korea is getting a step closer to becoming the country's administrative hub as the second phase of government office relocation from Seoul will be completed next week, officials said Monday. Sejong, some 150 kilometers south of Seoul, was officially designated in 2012 to become a so-called special autonomous city that will house a total of 16 central government ministries and offices as well as 20 subsidiary organizations that were located in or near the capital city of Seoul.

Second-phase relocation of gov't offices kicks off

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Yonhap) -- The second-stage relocation of central government offices to south of Seoul begun Friday, affecting six government ministries and their subsidiary committees, the home affairs ministry said. The relocation will continue till Dec. 29, covering the ministries of education; culture, sports and tourism; trade industry and energy; health and welfare; employment and labor; and patriots and veterans affairs.

Park to hold video Cabinet meetings

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye plans to hold video Cabinet meetings starting next year as an additional half a dozen ministries are scheduled to relocate soon to the central administrative city of Sejong, officials said Thursday. Construction is under way to set up a video conference room at the presidential office so that Park can hold Cabinet meetings via a video link with remotely stationed ministers, rather than having them travel to Seoul, officials said.

Gov't struggling to find capable workers in Sejong

SEJONG, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) -- The government is having a hard time finding capable workers who are willing to work in the new government complex in Sejong, officials said Tuesday. The difficulty in finding workers apparently stems from the fact that the new government complex is located in the newly built city of Sejong, 120 kilometers south of Seoul, meaning new employees will probably have to move here unless their home is already nearby.

Park-development-environment

SEOUL, April 4 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye said Thursday that development projects should be carried out in a way that does not conflict with environmental interests after sufficiently collecting views from the public and thoroughly verifying their costs. Park made the remark during a joint policy briefing by the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, referring to the highly contentious project carried out by her predecessor Lee Myung-bak to refurbish the country's four major rivers.

Park-development-environment

SEOUL, April 4 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye said Thursday that development projects should be carried out in a way that does not conflict with environmental interests after sufficiently collecting views from the public and thoroughly verifying their costs. Park made the remark during a joint policy briefing by the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, referring to the highly contentious project carried out by her predecessor Lee Myung-bak to refurbish the country's four major rivers.
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